Events/Training

As a statewide resource, OBRC has numerous educational opportunities to help support optimal breastfeeding care in any setting in Oklahoma, from at home consults to leadership! Opportunities that OBRC offers include in-person classes, online trainings, annual summits, special events, and more!  Many of our trainings are funded through a contract with the Oklahoma State Department of Health to enable us to provide free trainings around the state.

Any and all are welcome to our events (please RSVP, as space is limited).

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Upcoming Events

SPECIAL EVENTS

 7th Annual BBFOK Summit

February 22, 2019

 

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WIC is hosting a Lactation Cram Course, March 12-13, 2019

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The Lactation Cram Course is an intensive, fast-paced, evidence-based cram course designed as a review course. Teaching the course will be the Lactation Education Consultants, who are experienced clinicians/educators. For anyone aspiring to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), all areas included on the IBLCE exam are addressed. There is limited seating and registration will be first priority for those who are close to taking the IBLCE exam within the next year or two. We will have a waiting list for those that need CERPs. Please contact Halie Summers, halies@health.ok.gov, with any questions.  

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In Person Classes *

Breastfeeding Basics: Making Breastfeeding Easier

1-day Training Course

$FREE (via a contract with the Oklahoma State Department of Health)

7.5 CEUs

Agenda

This class teaches health care staff current information and skills to support breastfeeding mothers and their children, particularly during the prenatal and early postpartum periods. The class utilizes various modes of learning, including hands on activities, videos, small group work, equipment demonstration, etc. Class participants will be evaluated for basic breastfeeding competencies and receive 7.5 nursing contact hours. This class is appropriate for hospital and clinic staff as well as providers in community settings (e.g. doulas, peer counselors).

SESSIONS:

January 31, 2019, Samis Education Center, OKC, OK- Register Here
April 25, 2019, Samis Education Center, OKC, OK - Register Here
July 16, 2019, Samis Education Center, OKC, OK- Register Here
October 3, 2019, Samis Education Center, OKC, OK- Register Here

Breastfeeding Basics & Beyond

2-day Training Course

$FREE

11.8 CEUs

Agenda

This class teaches health care staff current information and skills to support breastfeeding mothers and their children, during the prenatal, early postpartum periods and beyond, including topics such as milk production, dads/partners and the workplace.  This class utilizes various modes of learning, including pre and post self-assessments, hands-on activities, videos, small group work, equipment demonstration, etc. Class participants will be evaluated for basic breastfeeding competencies and receive 11.8 nursing contact hours. This class is appropriate for hospital and clinic staff as well as home visiting staff and other providers in community settings (e.g. doulas, peer counselors).

NEXT SESSIONS:

March 4 & 5, 2019.  OKC Location: TBD. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

June 24 & 25, 2019.  Tulsa Location: TBD. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Book a Session at Your Facility

*OBRC Reserves the right to cancel classes due to low registration.

If OBRC does not have a class listed near you, we would love to come to you!  In addition to the two courses outlined above, OBRC can also provide various trainings to fit your needs.  Below is a short list of courses/lectures available.  If you lactation needs are not listed here, contact us to discuss other possibilities.

  • Lectures for physicians/providers
  • Presentations for hospital leadership on optimal hospital care
  • Baby-friendly skills training
  • Clinical skills sessions
  • Other specific topics as needed (e.g. skin to skin contact, prenatal education, etc)

Looking to obtain credit for community rotations?  See the below list of our rotation offerings. 

Each training has a required minimum number of attendees, as well as host requirements. For more information, contact as at: obrc@ouhsc.edu.



Online Breastfeeding Training for Healthcare Staff

Online Breastfeeding Education for Maternity Nurses

$30.00 (for those enrolled in the Becoming Baby-Friendly in Oklahoma [BBFOK] Project)

$60.00 (for those not enrolled in the BBFOK Project)

15 CNEs

Learning Objectives

This 15-hour online course is designed to help train all healthcare staff in skills necessary to implement the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. This training was developed in accordance with the standards of education as established by “Step 2” (Train all healthcare staff in the skills necessary to implement the healthcare infant feeding policy) as outlined by Baby-Friendly USA [BFUSA]). BFUSA does not license or endorse any educational programs. This course and the Oklahoma Breastfeeding Resource Center (OBRC) are not affiliated with BFUSA.

Click Here to Enroll in Onlne Training

To register multiple staff at your facility, email OBRC@ouhsc.edu

FREE Online Breastfeeding Education for Providers

Maryland Department of Health Webinar Series (6 Lectures). Click Here.

University of Albany, School of Public Health (4 CEs). Click Here.

Community Health Training Institute (3 Hrs ). Click Here.

ONLINE BREASTFEEDING EDUCATION FOR STAFF

To access OBRC's 15-hour Online Course, Click Here.

Lactation Clinical Rotations

OBRC offers a variety of options for health care students & health care professionals to receive lactation-based clinical experiences.  We take one student/professional per week (herein referred to as an "Intern") to come and shadow at three locations, the OU Physicians Breastfeeding Clinic (outpatient), the Oklahoma Mothers' Milk Bank (OMMB), and The Lactation Center (TLC) (inpatient, via the Women's & Newborn Center at OU Children's).  Rotations are scheduled year-round on a first to contact, first served basis.

1-Week Lactation Rotation
  • Available for students enrolled in dietetic programs.  Ask your dietetic internship director to contact OBRC to schedule your community rotation with us!
  • Each rotation consists of approximately 2 days in the outpatient setting, 2 days in the inpatient setting and 1 day at the OMMB.

Pediatric Resident Lactation Elective

  • Each rotation will vary from 1-4 weeks in length.
  • The general schedule consists of spending time at the inpatient setting, the outpatient setting, and at the OMMB.  Interns will have the opportunity attend any OBRC trainings and specialized meetings or events that are scheduled during their rotation.
  • Pediatric Residents, ask your residency coordinator to contact OBRC to schedule.

Want to volunteer at the Oklahoma Mothers' Milk Bank? Click here.